MV Agusta’s new Brutale 1000 Serie Oro has won “The Most Beautiful Motorcycle of the Show” award at this year’s EICMA exhibition.
In doing so, it beat off both the Ducati Hypermotard SP and Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory, which came second and third, respectively.
“For us it is another great recognition and further confirmation of how much energy and resource MV Agusta is dedicating to the constant development of new products. Having won for the fifth time this important competition is a great satisfaction,” said company president, Giovanni Castiglioni.
Claimed to be the most powerful production-ready supernaked bike ever, the new limited-edition model is powered by a modified version of the 998 cc, inline-four cylinder engine that currently powers the Italian brand’s flagship F4 RC superbike, which competes in the World Superbike Championship.
As such, the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro is said to generate 205 bhp, 85 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of “more than” 186 mph – and when fitted with a special racing kit, consisting of an SC-Project titanium exhaust system and dedicated ECU, power is claimed to jump to 210 bhp at 13,600 rpm.
Additional details include aerodynamic ‘spoilers’ fixed beside the radiator, a single-sided swingarm, carbon-fibre wheels, new Brembo Stylema calipers that grip 320 mm diameter floating discs, Ohlins suspension, and an all-colour digital instrument panel.
With the inclusion of multiple CNC-machined components, MV’s designers also claim the bike manages a total kerb weight of only 184 kg.
Fully Euro 4 compliant, just 300 units of the Brutale 1000 Serie Oro are set to be built.